Meet the Author


Michael Patrick grew up in the western Kern County oil town of Taft, California.  His autobiography, “On The Beat” chronicles his law enforcement career from not just a factual perspective but also a very personal one.  Read about wild car chases, murders he investigated, the fights and many interesting calls.  Follow along through excerpted diary entries as he matured in life, work and faith.  A very realistic and accurate portrayal of law enforcement from 1979-2005, “On The Beat” was Patrick’s first venture into writing.  His fictional novel “Muwaun,” due out in the first half of 2018, is evidence of his new-found love of the art.  Come hear Mike discuss his career in law enforcement and his new passion as an author.